Expeditions Mini Album in a Box
I recently rediscovered treasures purchased and forgotten long ago while tidying my craft room. One such treasure inspired me to create an Expeditions mini album in a box.
It all started with this little 3.5x 4.5" paper mache box.
It's shaped like a book and features a hinged lid.
EXPEDITIONS MINI ALBUM IN A BOX
Ink the entire surface of the box with Earth Hybrid ink. Wrap a length of ribbon around the box to create a closure. Print a suitcase panel (Expeditions digital hybrid kit) onto white Super Smooth Cover stock and mat with gray plain. Center onto front of the box. Embellish with a Lodge woodcut arrow, ribbon, and alpha stickers.
Measure the opening inside the box. Make a stitched mini book inspired by this tutorial. Follow the steps for the mini book structure, altering the measurements to fit the opening.
Wrap washi tape around the perimeter of the opening for added interest.
The mini book is such a sweet size, measuring just over 2.5 x 3.5 inches.
Inside pages are Navigation Tan Parchment paper. (Currently available for a steal in a Bulk Paper pack!)
Print additional hybrid elements to decorate the front and inside covers.
Create a collage of Expeditions travel stickers on a plain panel, mat and adhere to the back of the box.
I can't wait to fill the inside pages with small photos and memorabilia from my travels.